A series of monoprints on tissue paper made in response to ‘holdfasts’, the dried ‘roots’ of kelp, washed up on Orkney beaches. The prints are based on close observation, echoing botanic drawings and the early cyanotypes of Anna Atkins in her albums of British Algae.
My individual prints are displayed in archive boxes and secured with entomology pins as if pinning these delicate organic forms.
Seaquilt is a print installation composed of a series of larger monoprints on a Holdfast design. First displayed in Morley Gallery in Lambeth and in Northlight Gallery in Stromness, Orkney in 2017.